District meetings are a chance to get together on a local level to learn what is going on in the industry and connect with your local breeders. Hopefully we will have several state representatives attend the meetings. Mark your calendars with the date. Specific location and time will be distributed from each district secretary or return here for details.

Monday, November 13 South Central District
12 Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ava, MO
Located at industrial Drive and Hwy 5 North of the Ava Stoplight

Monday, November 13 Southeast District
7 PM, Delmonicos Restaurant, Jackson, MO, Exit 99

Tuesday, November 14 Northeast Central District
12 Noon at Lucky's Cafe, Edina, MO

Tuesday, November 14 Northwest District
No Meeting Planned

Wednesday, November 15 West Central District
No Meeting Planned

Thursday, November 16 Southwest District
12 Noon, Smiths Restaurant,
1340 State Hwy U, Bolivar


The Nominations are In...

Now it is your turn to vote! So be looking for your December Pulsator magazine. It will have the official voting ballot and instructions. You can also vote ONLINE below. Remember each paid adult & jr member (Age 9 by January 1st) receives one vote. Nominees can also be in the December issue of the Mid-States Holstein News, so come back and check them out and send in your ballot!!

Voting will be taken either online or by mail
Closes January 2, 2024.

C-of-O Mogul Frannie Annie
College of the Ozarks (Fall Pulsator)

Frannie Annie Nomination

Groves-Vu Date Night
Groves-Vu Dairy (Fall Pulsator)

Date Night Nomination

Wrightvale Doorman Pony
Wrightvale Farm (Fall Pulsator)

Pony Nomination


Saturday, January 2, 2024!!

Click here to Print off and Vote by Mail

Online voting link coming soon


Missouri classified in October 2023. Click on the buttons below to view the lists from the state classification. Our next state Classification will be in May.


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2026 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023 then click on the 2026 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2024. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2024.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2026 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2023

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader


Issues Dairy Producers need to
Know about and can participate in!

1. Milk Loss Assistance for Dairy

USDA Announces Milk Loss Assistance for Dairy Operations
Impacted by 2020, 2021 and 2022 Disaster Events

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2023 –The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Milk Loss Program (MLP) assistance for eligible dairy operations for milk that was dumped or removed, without compensation, from the commercial milk market due to qualifying weather events and the consequences of those weather events that inhibited delivery or storage of milk (e.g., power outages, impassable roads, infrastructure losses, etc.) during calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022.?Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), signup for MLP begins Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 16, 2023. The Milk Loss Program will help offset the economic loss by producers left with no other choice but dumping their milk during disasters.”

MLP compensates dairy operations for milk dumped or removed without compensation from the commercial milk market due to qualifying disaster events, including droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, derechos, excessive heat, winter storms, freeze (including a polar vortex), and smoke exposure that occurred in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 calendar years. Tornadoes are considered a qualifying disaster event for calendar year 2022 only.

To apply contact your local FSA county office. Program signup began September 11, 2023

For more information click here.

2. Federal Milk Markeing order Hearings

A national hearing on modernizing the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system is underway in Carmel, Ind.

The hearing recessed on October 11 and will reconvene on November 27, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. The hearing will begin daily at 8am EDT. You can find more information at the link below and even view and listen to the hearings. The hearings are set to last for several weeks.

Click here to view Hearing Information


Watch Your Mailboxes - Fall PULSATOR!

Expanded Midwest Edition
Missouri is once again participating in the Midwest Holsteins issue. This exciting issue includes a center section featuring advertisers and happenings from the following states: Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa AND Missouri! Breeders had the option to advertise in this section, or remain in our magazine only. We encourage you to read through it and check it out. Missouri paticipates in this opportunity in the spring and fall. Our magazine still remains the same surrounding this section as an “outer wrap.”

This issue also includes lots of show results from this year. Make sure to congratulate your local youth on an outstanding job. There was a lot of young people out showing this year and that is an extremely positive thing for our industry. Also, we extend a thanks to all the sponsors who help to make each of these shows a success!
Shannon, Jenna and Jodi

NEXT AD DEADLINE - November 20!
This issue will feature state convention and classification information.

Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
To view the Fall 2023 Pulsator PDF Click here

Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?
No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is November 20!

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker mopulsator@gmail.com or 417-737-2876
Jenna Wilson mopulsator2@gmail.com



Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 8, 2023 and sent to Katie Wantland. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Katie for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Katie Wantland at 417-872-5543 or Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Applications on Junior page. Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!



** NEW DATE - February 9-10, 2024**
Oasis Hotel & convention Center, Springfield, MO



**Job Opening**

Looking for a fun and engaging way to support Missouri Youth in Dairy...?

Currently taking applications for 2024 Junior Advisor
Duties include but are not limited to:
-Organize and plan Junior Meeting and activities at state convention
-Keep record of all Junior Association Finances
-Sit on the Missouri Holstein Board of Directors
-Coordinate with State Holstein Secretary
-Organize trip to National Holstein Convention
-Choose and train teams and individuals to represent MO Holstein at National Convention Contests
-Organize fundraising
-The Junior Advisor will to be in charge of ALL junior activities.
For more information contact Shannon Kleiboeker To apply, please send resume by Dec 1, 2023 to:

Missouri Holstein
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Watch Out for SPAM Email

MO Holstein Members,
Apparently there is a bunch of SPAM email that is going around stating that it is from President, Scott Wilson and even junior president Case Melzer and others. Missouri Holstein does NOT sent emails requesting money, gift cards, or anything that would not pertain to our operations and activities. Any request would also be posted on our website or facebook page.

So if you are wondering be sure to check out our website first. We do not seek any donations that are not relevant to Missouri Holstein activities. Please just be aware and if it looks 'fishy' it probably is and JUST DELETE IMMEDIATELY. Also, look to see the email that it was sent from. It might have a common name, but the actual email address is something very off the wall. I have no control over spam emails and I am not able to stop them.

Please just be aware and delete them if received. DO NOT download, reply, call or engage the email in any way. If you ever have any questions regarding the validity of any information please reach out before taking any action.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

LOTS of updates from the MU Team

Click here to view newsletter

Items featured in Newsletter
1. Nov 9 - Paint a cow with Chloe, Mtn. Grove.

For more information or to register for the event contact
Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-772-4231 or reagan@modairy.org

Chloe Collins
MU Dairy Extension New Hire

Chloe Collins - takes over Ted Probert's position following retirement.

Chloe Collins began her role as an MU Extension field specialist in dairy on her birthday, Monday, July 31. Her office is in Wright County in Mountain Grove.

Chloe will support dairy producers in the southwest region but can provide service across the state. She will advise producers on all facets of dairy production, from management to reproduction. Her specialized area of knowledge is cattle reproduction.

Chloe grew up in the Piedmont region of North Carolina where she showed, then judged, dairy cattle in high school. She met her now husband during her first year of undergrad at the University of Mount Olive when he was stationed at Camp Lejeune. They married in 2019, then moved to Strafford, Missouri in 2020. Three years later they have a hobby farm with an angus steer, three dogs and three cats.

Chloe earned her bachelor's degree from Missouri State University where she majored in Animal Science. Her graduate degree in agriculture is also from Missouri State. She was part of the accelerated master’s program, so she was able to start the graduate program before graduating with her bachelor's. As a graduate student, Chloe worked with her advisor, Dr. Adam McGee, to construct more reproductive-focused courses. She enjoyed learning about endocrinology and cattle reproduction.

Chloe previously worked at Strafford Veterinary Clinic as a surgical and reproductive technician for two years. She was responsible for patient care throughout surgical procedures. As a reproductive technician, she was part of the team that drew blood for progesterone testing, interpreted results to owners, and then made a breeding plan. She also managed the clinic’s website and social media pages.

“Even though I’ve only been in my position for just a few weeks, I’ve been happily surprised with how friendly and helpful everyone is,” said Collins. “I’ve already met many of the other extension specialists in my region and they have been very open to advising and helping me succeed. I’m looking forward to working with Reagan Bluel, the other dairy field specialist, as well as my other extension colleagues to create programs that will benefit Missouri dairy producers.”

You can reach Chloe at (417) 349-4134 or chloecollins@missouri.edu.


Membership Dues BY-LAW CHANGE 2023
All Membership Dues = $50 (Farm and Associate).

Junior only members (no adult membership with them) are encouraged to pay an additional $25.00 Pulsator Subscription fee.

Additional members per farm prefix are still $25.00


1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
       members or additional magazines) = $25
3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
4. Associate Members = $50
5. Junior Members = $5 each
6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

Click on Membership Card below to print pdf


Three options to pay your Membership:
1. Download, Print & Mail Form - click here
2. Pay through PayPal. Must add $4 per transaction service fee. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
Email jwright@missoiuriholstein.com for an invoice
3. OR Submit free through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2023 Missouri Membership List - By District


Dairy Margin Program

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2023
Rates for 2023:
- January Rate: 7.94. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.56 per cwt
- February Rate: 6.19. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.31 per cwt
- March Rate: 6.08. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.42 per cwt.
- April Rate: 5.84. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.66 per cwt.
- May Rate: 4.83. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $4.67 per cwt.
- June Rate: 3.65. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $5.85 per cwt.
- July Rate: 3.52. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $5.98 per cwt.
- August Rate: 6.46 Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.04 per cwt
- September Rate: 8.44. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.06 per cwt.



November 13-16 Missouri District Holstein Meetings. (See locations and times above)
November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 1 Junior Advisor Resume Submission

December 1 USDA-RMA: Pasture, Rangeland, Forage program deadline

December 8 Junior Award Applications Due (applications on junior page)


January 2 Cow of the Year Ballots Due

January 26 MO Dairy Hall of Honors meeting and awards presentation, Columbia

February 1 2026 MO Holstein Futurity Entries Due

**February 9-10** State Convention, Oasis Convention Center, Springfield

February 10 March Pulsator Deadline

May Classification for Missouri

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy: http://www.modairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Scott Wilson

Vice President
John Schoen

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Shannon Kleiboeker


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Jason Ewing


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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